Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Friday, Jan. 29 + Save the Dates (from Adrienne Fong)

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  These are JUSTICE and INCLUSIVE issues!

Please post your actions on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Events

ARTICLES

A. California would extend eviction moratorium through June under deal between Newsom, lawmakers – January 25, 2021

California would extend eviction moratorium through June under deal between Newsom, lawmakers – SFChronicle.com

B. Despite Absence of Nuke-Armed States, World Celebrates Arrival of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons  – January 22, 2021

Despite Absence of Nuke-Armed States, World Celebrates Arrival of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons | Common Dreams News

C. Members of Congress Call on Biden to Commute Everyone on Federal Death Row – January 22, 2021

Members of Congress Call on Biden to Commute Everyone on Federal Death Row – The Appeal

  See Action # 2

D. Military intelligence buys location data instead of getting warrents, memo shows – January 22, 2021

Military intelligence buys location data instead of getting warrants, memo shows | Ars Technica

E. County Distributes COVID Patients’ Addresses to Police Agencies  – January 22, 2021

County Distributes COVID Patients’ Addresses    to Police Agencies — Voice of San Diego

F. Syria’s UN ambassador calls on US to withdraw troops, ‘stop acts of aggression’  – January 21, 2021

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-ambassador-un-calls-us-withdraw-troops-stop-acts-aggression

8 ACTIONS

1. Message of support to Farmers in India on Republic Day

  Add comment / your name: Message of support to Farmers in India on Republic Day – GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE / WAGES FOR HOUSEWORK / SELMA JAMES (globalwomenstrike.net)

2. Tell Congress: Expanding Surveillance Won’t Make Us Safer

  SIGN: Tell Congress: Expanding Surveillance Won’t Make Us Safer (actionnetwork.org)

3. President Biden – End Sanctions on Iran

  SIGN: End Sanctions on Iran (actionnetwork.org)

  See Event # 6

4. President Biden –  Stop Trump’s Deadly Final Act on the People of Yemen

Avaaz – Stop Trump’s deadly final act

   To US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and the US Congress:

   “We urge you to do everything in your power to save the Yemeni people from starvation and help bring lasting peace to Yemen. We ask you to immediately reverse Trump’s designation of the Houthis as a ‘terrorist’ organization, which is blocking life-saving food and medical aid from reaching desperate children. Suspend arms sales that fuel the conflict. Lead diplomatic and humanitarian efforts to protect civilians. Keep your promise, and end US support for this cruel war.”

5. The government must release 9-year-old Vladimir and reunite him with his family. 

  SIGN: Two brothers were torn apart | Every. Last. One.

   Vladimir is the 9 y/o Haitian, who was detained at SFO with his older brother for over 24 hrs. Both were denied legal representation

  Border patrol took away 9 year old Vlad Fardin’s visa, claims he is no longer in lawful status, they can consider him an “unaccompanied minor.” and so he’s now subject to the Torture Victim   Protection Act, requiring detention. He is at a shelter operated by @ICEgov in San Diego.

6. Time-sensitive: Stop the demolition of two Palestinian Schools

  SIGN: TIME-SENSITIVE: Stop the demolition of two Palestinian Schools – Action Network

7. President Biden, stop the killing spree!

  SIGN: Support Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley’s letter: President Biden, stop the killing spree! | The Action PAC (grassrootslaw.org)

   Add your name to Rep. Cori Bush & Rep. Ayanna Presley’s letter Demand that President Biden stop federal executions now and commute all federal death row sentences

8. Build Back Fossil Free.

  SIGN: #BuildBackFossilFree  

  Petition to President Biden to Take executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree

  See Events #’s 2 & 7

EVENTS

Tuesday, January 26 – Friday, January 29

Tuesday, January 26

1. Tuesday, 8:00am (PT); 11:00am (ET), Global launch of human rights initiative Investigate PH

North America & Europe Launch (Zoom): Register here

Asia-Pacific launch: Register here

Investigate PH is an initiative of global organizations, religious and political leaders, and civil society all over the world concerned about the state of human rights in the Philippines.The launch marks the start of independent investigations on the human rights violations in the country. This project aims to submit its reports and findings to the UN Human Rights Council, other concerned UN bodies, and the International Criminal Court.

To account for our global audience, the launch will be taking place at two different times, aimed at the regions of North America / Europe and Asia-Pacific. The events will take place at 11am New York time on January 26, and 11am Sydney time on January 28, respectively.

Info from: SF on Human Rights in the Philippines

2. Tuesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond

Meet at:

13220 San Pablo Ave.

Fallas Paredes parking lot for a grounding prayer and touch up on window painting.

San Pablo

10am Prayer and instructions. 10:30am Caravan begins!
> Ending location: 325 Civic Center Plaza Richmond Public Library. If you aren’t able to join the whole caravan but would like to support at the end, please wait here!

Idle No More S.F. Bay is participating in the #BuildBackFossilFree Day of action. We’re calling on Joe Biden and his administration to take bold action and listen to frontline voices demanding a fossil free world. 

We are organizing a car caravan in Richmond, CA. Our caravan will focus on driving by Chevron refinery to send our message for a complete just transition off of fossil fuels, as well as passing by organizations that are building the beautiful future we have been envisioning — Urban Tilth and Rich City Rides.

LINK to ROUTE INFO & DETAILS:

This is a reminder that masks are mandatory at our car caravan. Please follow all social distancing rules and be respectful of others as we have a wide range of participants from children to elders joining us.

https://goo.gl/maps/vopkQqSemqWRrJJk8

Here is the link for the routes and our selected destinations. REMINDER we are not stopping any any location! We will have presenters on a conference line that you can listen to when you tune in to 89.9 FM on your radio.

If you happen to join in late, get stuck at a stop light for too long or a train splits us up please call (510)982-1491.

If you weren’t able to paint your car windows ahead of time, not to worry we have a designated team to paint them before take off. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU NEED YOUR WINDOWS PAINTED

The first car is a Grey Ford Fusion. The last car will be a Black Nisan Murano. Each car will be as decked out as possible so you know who to track down when you meet up.

Join us for the #BuildBackFossilFree Day of Action to call on Joe Biden to continue to kick off his term to take executive action to:
> Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters.
> Reject new fossil fuel projects, eliminate giveaways to oil gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production.
> Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all

See petition in Action # 8

Host: Idle No More, Urban Tilth

Info: (2) Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond | Facebook

3. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, The Challenge of Black Radical Movement Building In the Context of Crisis: An Intergenerational Discussion

Register: http://bit.ly/Jan262021

webinar will be livestreamed on Facebook (

facebook.com/blackallianceforpeace

) and YouTube (youtube.com/blackallianceforpeace)

Anyone on/off facebook

The challenge for building an effective, independent Black radical movement has never been more apparent than today, as the ruling elite is in complete disarray because of the ongoing and deepening capitalist crisis. Joe Biden’s neoliberal project will not be able to reverse the crisis in Black and other colonized communities, as well as among the general working class. As an alliance of radical African forces, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) sees the challenge as building structures and institutions that consolidate independent Black working-class power that protect our interests while the U.S. state increasingly relies on repression and war to maintain dominance of the colonial-capitalist system.

Bringing together voices and experiences that span over five decades of movement building, “The Challenge of Radical Black Movement Building In the Context of Crisis: An Intergenerational Discussion” will tackle the political, cultural and organizational challenges we face in attempting to develop new resistance structures that meet the demands of the moment.

SPEAKERS
Elaine Brown – Former Black Panther Party Chair
Dedan Waciuri – Mapinduzi, Black Workers for Justice and BAP Coordinating Committee
Erica Caines – Ujima People’s Progress Party and BAP Coordinating Committee
Asha Ransby-Sporn – Dissenters
Yolian Ogbu – Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation & Solidarity (HOA PALS)
Ajamu Baraka – BAP National Organizer

MODERATOR
YahNe Ndgo – BAP Coordinating Committee member

Host: Black Alliance for Peace

Info: The Challenge of Black Radical Movement Building In the Context of Crisis: An Intergenerational Discussion | Facebook

4. Tuesday, 4:00pm (PT); 7:00pm (ET), Fred Hampton the Fight for Truth

Register: Fred Hampton: The Fight For Truth (rightsanddissent.org)

Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent Policy Director and Still Spying host Chip Gibbons to discuss the latest revelations about the FBI’s role in Hampton’s death and why it matters. 

Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party killing Fred Hamtpon and Mark Clark. The police initially claimed they acted in self-defense, but this was quickly exposed as a lie. The Chicago Police undeniably not only fired the first shots, but fired at least 83 times. As the official story fell apart, disturbing details emerged. Fred Hampton was not only likely drugged by an FBI informant the night of the raid, but the raid was part of the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), covert actions designed to neutralize and disrupt political movements disfavored by the FBI. One of the goals of the program that killed Hampton was to “prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement.”

Central to exposing the truth about Hampton’s death at the hands of the state has been Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas, two lawyers with the People’s Law Office, which represented both Fred Hampton and the survivors of the raid that killed him. Their work led to the exposure of the FBI’s role in Hampton’s death. And they are still working to shine a light on exactly what happened. On January 19, 2021 they published new revelations in Truthout “New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved in Fred Hampton’s Murder.”

Host: Defending Rights & Dissent

5. Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT); 8:00pm (ET), COVID-19: How Weaponizing Disease and Vaccine Wars are Failing Us

Webinar register: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Also streaming on Facebook &  YouTube

Authors of the new book, “Capitalism on a Ventilator: The impact of COVID-19 in China and the US,” will provide an update to the book including the US’ hybrid war against China and what is happening with the vaccines.

Moderators:
Margaret Flowers and Sara Flounders.

Speakers:
Vijay Prashad
Margaret Kimberley
Lee Siu Hin
Max Blumenthal

There will be a Q and A session.

Host: Popular Resistance  and International Action Center

6.Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Tuesday Capitol Calling Party: Peace with Iran

RSVP: Tuesday Capitol Calling Party: Peace with Iran! – CODEPINK – Women for Peace

RSVP to receive ZOOM link

 Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd, and Hanieh Jodat-Barnes will be joined by Trita Parsi of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and prominent Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi for a conversation on peace with Iran!

Trita Parsi, an award-winning author, is the co-founder and executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, as well as the founder and former president of the National Iranian American Council.

Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst covering Iran in English and Persian. She is a columnist for The Independent and host of the Iran Podcast.Following our guests’ presentations and Q & A, we will host our Capitol Hill Calling Party to urge our reps to promote a return to the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA), lift the sanctions that have been so harmful to the Iranian people, and promote broader discussions with Iran to solve the many conflicts in the region.

Host: Codepink

7. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (PT); 8:00pm – 9:30pm (ET), Build Back Fossil Free Digital Rally

Anyone on / off Facebook

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dtfn2D_QSJuQQcyX-b-i6w

Please join Build Back Fossil Free on Tuesday, for a digital rally calling on President Biden to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

The rally will feature frontline leaders fighting toxic fossil fuel projects and lay the groundwork for a coordinated organizing push to build on this week’s momentum.

Host: Indigenous Environmental Network

Info: (1) Build Back Fossil Free Digital Rally | Facebook

8. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Liberation Not Deportation: Stopping ICE Transfers in San Mateo County

Online

 RSVP at bit.ly/iceoutofsmc 

Join the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights (SMCCIR) for our Liberation Not Deportation virtual event 

Panel & workshop

Background: Since 2018, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office transferred over 100 immigrants directly to ICE when they were released from jail instead of letting them go home to their families and communities. A jail-to-ICE transfer occurs when immigrants and refugees are deemed eligible for release from county jail, but are handed to ICE for detention and deportation by the Sheriff’s office. This cruel practice is entirely voluntary, and based on the Sheriff’s discretion.

Info: (6) Liberation Not Deportation: Stopping ICE transfers in San Mateo County | Facebook

Wednesday, January 27

9. Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am (PT); 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET), Digital Screening and Q&A: Learn About Asylum Seekers

Public – anyone on/off facebook

Register learnaboutaslyumseekers.eventbrite.com

 join us for a live interactive screening and Q&A with experts, attorneys and advocates in the field that will speak to the nuances and unique experiences faced by unaccompanied children and LGBTQ asylum seekers as they navigate the US Immigration system.

Moderated by: Jayashri Srikantiah – Director, Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
Speakers : – Alexandra Condina, FIlmmaker, 

Paper Children Documentary

 – Tom Shepard, Filmmaker, 

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

 – Rachel Kafele, Legal Director, Oasis Legal Services- – Kusia Hreshchyshyn, Pro Bono Attorney Supervisor, Oasis Legal Services – Gracia Cuzzi, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney, 

Catholic Legal Services Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

Hosts: Impact Media Partners, Paper Children Documentary, Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America, GOOD DOCS

Info: (2) Digital Screening and Q&A: Learn About Asylum Seekers | Facebook

Thursday, January 28

10. Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More

Register: https://morehouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QEcSzF5LR0WwgiZjvpmp4g

Lecture and Conversation Series: Where Do We Go From Here? Facing 2021 and Beyond.
This will be a virtual conversation with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and the
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, ’92 of Morehouse College.

Join us for this webinar where our panelists will discuss systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and other forms of injustice in our times.

Hosts: Poor People’s Campaign, Morehouse College

Info: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders : Indybay

11. Thursday, 5:00pm (PT); 8:00pm (ET), #NoHoneymoon ACTION: Biden Cabinet Update & Capitol Calling Party

Register: #NoHoneymoon ACTION: Biden Cabinet Update & Capitol Calling Party (rootsaction.org)

Join RootsAction.org and the #NoHoneymoon campaign as we urge Senators to REJECT the worst of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominations.

On the ZOOM ACTION call, we’ll first hear from RootsAction.org co-founder Norman Solomon to learn about how Biden’s cabinet is shaping up and the biggest challenges ahead. Then, we’ll call Senators and leave voicemails urging them to vote NO on the worst of Biden’s nominations.

Phone numbers and a short and simple script will be provided for you.

Friday, January 29

12. Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am, DeWayne Ewing Falsely Convicted by Nancy O’Malley – Press Conference/Rally

Alameda County Courthouse
1225 Fallon St.
Oakland

DeWayne’s attorney, Jeffrey Mendelman, has filed a motion to withdraw DeWayne’s plea deal and ask that any DNA evidence that remains be re-tested. The judge will set the briefing schedule on Friday, January 29.

We are also asking the public to call District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office at (510) 272-6222 to support letting Dewayne withdraw his plea, give him a fair trial, and re-test the DNA.

Confirmed speakers:

Jeffrey Mendelman, DeWayne’s attorney

Sharon Chatoo Ewing, DeWayne’s wife

Oscar Grant’s Uncle Bobby

For more information, please refer to the post, “The Found Condom: A DeWayne Ewing Mystery” on DeWayne Ewing’s Facebook page (Ione, CA

Info: Press Conference/Rally | Facebook

13. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Shut Down The Police Officers Association

In person

Police Officers Association
800 Bryant St. (at 6th Street on the corner
SF

Wear masks; social distancing

RESIST with Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality, Family’s who loved ones have been killed by SFPD, and Community

   – Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be Shut Down!

   – The SF Police Officers Association Be Declared a Non Grata Organization

   – Demand the Police Officers Bill of Rights Be Abolished.

   – Jail Killer cops – we want killer cops to be charged with murder.

   – Abolish the Police – Fund life affirming care

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SAVE the DATES

Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31

PeopleSkool DegentriFUKation/Decolonization

Seminar on Zoom

Registration required

Registration Applications are available at www.racepovertymediajustice.org

After you have done the application – we will send you a link to register – if u cant find the link – pls email poormag@gmail.com

Saturday, 11:00am – Sunday, Jan. 31, 3:00pm

Schedule:
Day 1- Sat January 30th 11-4pm
Day 2- Sun January 31st 10-3pm

Day 1&2 (Both Days) is required for Folks with Race, Class & or Formal Education Privilege

Day 1 is the only day req’d for poverty/migrant/Indigenous skolaz wit no formal education

This two day seminar is geared to bring/teach the medicine of hoarded wealth/inherited blood-stained dollars redistribution, settler colonizer decolonization, the ongoing violence of the Charity Industrial Complex, The Real Esnakkke industry and the revolutionary liberation of Community Reparations to as many folks as possible because poltrickster solutions are NOT solutions and we MUST spread POOR Magazine’s poverty skola-led solutions in this time of so much mass distraction, unhoused, gentriFUKEd, criminalized, mass incarcerated,racism/wite supremacized miseducated, silenced and intentionally dismantled peoples- in the triple pandemics of Covid19, Poverty, PoLice Terror and Colonization

“Gray-Area Warning”:

An application and sLiding Scale Tuition is Required and is the first part of each participant’s decolonization. Please go to www.racepovertymediajustice.org to download an applicaition for folks with Race,class and/or formal education privilege or an application for Poverty Skolaz. We will go lower than the listed tuition – as low as $1.00 per person and you can also make payments, but please pay what is truly possible -and poverty skolaz in poverty pay nothing- but in the end, this is your decision, and your first part of Truthteaching/degentriFUKing/Healing Please email the filled out applicaiton and/or any questions to us at poormag@gmail.com

If you are confused which category you fall in – first of all you can be both things- but if you are both things- then do the application for prvileged skolaz- and just indicate you have also fall into the other category because….

And no matter what being CONfused is also ok- kkkolonization and Settler colonizer theft is CONfusing- Race and/or class privilege and blud-stained dolla hoarding is CONfusing- its meant to be. Capitalism and all this stolen land is intentionally CONfusing- so come and begin the Healing-and climb with us out of the vortex of so much pain – into interdependence, transformation and redistribution

Host: POOR Magazine, Homefulness, Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources, Decolonization & Community Reparations Tour

Info: (2) PeopleSkool DegentriFUKation/Decolonization Seminar on Zoom | Facebook

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